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Cecil with her son

Only in Pittsburgh: The new work of artist Ashley Cecil

Ashley Cecil could be a painter anywhere. It’s in her blood. But would she have still challenged herself to become a textile designer, seamstress and full-time entrepreneur if she hadn’t moved to Pittsburgh? She doesn’t think so.

An Advent calendar of local craft brews

Count down to Christmas with an advent calendar of Pittsburgh's best seasonal brews

Pop City's resident craft beer experts, Tim and Devon Murdoch of the blog PintsPenniesPittsburgh.com, created an Advent calendar of local brews. As you say farewell to 2014, fill your seasonal cup of cheer with a tasty homegrown beer.

The first floor of the re-designed Paramount Building

Innovative architects transform abandoned sites into neighborhood icons

Through innovative sustainability and re-use practices, local design firms are preserving essential pieces of Pittsburgh history by turning neglected structures into neighborhood icons.

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'Tis the season for shopping local: 6 can't-miss holiday markets

Support Pittsburgh's arts-and-crafts entrepreneurs on Small Business Saturday and every day through the holidays. With so many choices for locally made gifts, you're sure to find a special something for everyone on your list.

UIXDET video list

VIDEO: Hundreds find new ideas for their cities at inaugural Urban Innovation Exchange

In September, innovators from around the country convened in Detroit to exchange their ideas for building better cities and stronger communities. For three days, Detroit was transformed into a marketplace for ideas for cities.

Night of the Living Stout

Candy + local craft beer = Halloween heaven for adults

Pittsburgh brewers treat us to their tricks for pairing local craft beers with classic Halloween candy.

The Wigle Whiskey distillery

Wigle and Hop: Distillery unveils newest spirit for Wet Hoptober

For a truly seasonal quaff, hops - harvested once a year in late summer - are where it's at. Wigle Whiskey takes a cue from craft beer brewers and shares a new hopped-up spirit for Wet Hoptober. 

bitcoin small

Pop Filter Hot Pick: A Q&A with the Pittsburgh filmmakers behind "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin"

We spoke with Pittsburgh-based filmmaker Nicholas Mross and his brother Daniel, a Pittsburgh-based computer programmer, about their documentary "The Rise and Rise of Bitcoin," which premiers at the SouthSide Works Cinema on Oct. 7.

Pittsburgh Regional Alliance Tech Crawl

Meet the brains behind the city's brightest tech ideas

Follow along on a four-day whirlwind of technological innovation, creative invention and mind-blowing possibility. The Pittsburgh Regional Alliance's Tech Crawl unveils the brains behind the city's best and brightest ideas for the future.

Roosevelt Park

Can small ideas add up to big change for cities? 13 projects that prove they can (VIDEO)

Urban revitalization is not built on stadiums and skyscrapers alone. Vibrant cities begin with passionate people working on the ground, doing the creative heavy lifting to make their communities better. Leading up to Urban Innovation Exchange Sept. 24-26 in Detroit, we take a look at 13 small projects with big potential.

Matthew Buccholz displays his inventory at his home in Friendship.

Alternate Histories: Q&A with pop artist Matthew Buchholz

A love of sci-fi kitsch led Brooklynite-turned-Pittsburgher Matthew Buchholz to populate historic, public domain images with space creatures and UFO for a line of cards and posters. Now, he's gotten his hands on some old film scripts that he's turned into pocket-sized editions with the help of Kickstarter.

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Small scale, big deal: UIX invites urban innovators to exchange ideas in Detroit

Cities are reinventing themselves in creative new ways. Can small-scale projects have big impact? Join the Urban Innovation Exchange this Sept. 24-26 in Detroit to explore creative projects driving neighborhood transformation and trade ideas for the future.

A Beer Four All Seasons

How local is your beer? Brewers add more fresh, locally grown ingredients

Despite our love of local brews, many of the ingredients in our favorite beers are not sourced locally. Learn how brewers in Toronto, The Twin Cities, Cleveland and Philly are tapping into the local farming movement in their communities to add more fresh ingredients.

Dan Rugh and his Children

Local biz in da' Burgh: A Q&A with Dan Rugh of Commonwealth Press

Commonwealth Press is the perfect example of the Pittsburgh startup dream—an entrepreneurial web designer made good. Learn more about how Dan Rugh translated tech and design skills into a successful branding firm and silk screen press.

Choderwood has an indoor pool that Airbnb guests are welcome to use.

Finding a unique perspective of Pittsburgh through Airbnb

Airbnb is allowing Pittsburghers to redefine the staycation by opening their homes to travelers and helping them to see a more personal view of the Steel City.
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